Model # 262074

Internet #305587650

Store SKU #1003317935

0020066211905

Varathane

1 qt. Clear Matte Water-Based Interior Polyurethane

  • Easy to apply superior poly protection for interior wood surfaces
  • Self leveling, smooth clear finish with max top coat durability
  • Fast dry, durable formula covers up to 125 sq. ft. per quart
$ 16 48
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Product Overview

  • Easy to apply superior poly protection for interior wood surfaces
  • Self leveling, smooth clear finish with max top coat durability
  • Fast dry, durable formula covers up to 125 sq. ft. per quart
Varathane 1 qt. Clear Matte Water-Based Interior Polyurethane is specially formulated to let wood’s natural beauty shine through. High clarity protective coating for indoor wood projects provides a crystal clear finish. Premium polyurethane retains the same clear finish as the day it was applied and will not yellow with time.
  • Ideal for protecting interior wood finishing projects and applications including furniture, doors, cabinets and trim
  • Covers up to 125 sq. ft., apply at least 3 coats on surfaces
  • Matte sheen adds a flat, non-reflective look to surfaces in a hard crystal-clear finish
  • Long lasting, durable formula provides abrasion and scratch resistance on surfaces
  • Low odor, water-based formula features outstanding stain resistance for interior wood projects and does not require sanding between coats
  • Dries to touch in 1 hour and recoat in 2 hours
  • Cleans easily with soap and water
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Easy to apply superior poly protection for interior wood surfaces
  • Self leveling, smooth clear finish with max top coat durability
  • Fast dry, durable formula covers up to 125 sq. ft. per quart
Model #: 262074
Sku #: 1003317935
Internet #: 305587650

Varathane 1 qt. Clear Matte Water-Based Interior Polyurethane is specially formulated to let wood’s natural beauty shine through. High clarity protective coating for indoor wood projects provides a crystal clear finish. Premium polyurethane retains the same clear finish as the day it was applied and will not yellow with time.

  • Ideal for protecting interior wood finishing projects and applications including furniture, doors, cabinets and trim
  • Covers up to 125 sq. ft., apply at least 3 coats on surfaces
  • Matte sheen adds a flat, non-reflective look to surfaces in a hard crystal-clear finish
  • Long lasting, durable formula provides abrasion and scratch resistance on surfaces
  • Low odor, water-based formula features outstanding stain resistance for interior wood projects and does not require sanding between coats
  • Dries to touch in 1 hour and recoat in 2 hours
  • Cleans easily with soap and water
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 QT-Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
125

Details

Application Method
Brush
Coating Product Category
Waterproofer/Sealer
Dry to touch (min.)
60
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number of coats recommended
3
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Base Material
Water
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Key Features
Sealer
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Shellac, Lacquer & Polyurethane
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Wood
Time before recoating (hours)
2
Transparency
Clear

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 QT-Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
125

Details

Application Method
Brush
Coating Product Category
Waterproofer/Sealer
Dry to touch (min.)
60
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number of coats recommended
3
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Base Material
Water
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Key Features
Sealer
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Shellac, Lacquer & Polyurethane
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Wood
Time before recoating (hours)
2
Transparency
Clear

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

Will this product yellow if used over a light (white) painted surface?

Asked by: Stacy
Yes. I used it on white painted cabinets and it looked awful.
Answered by: CM
Date published: 2019-05-01

Can it be used on a painted surface

Asked by: JP
Glad to help out! Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-based Ultimate Polyurethane can certainly be applied to painted, stained, or bare wood surfaces. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2018-10-18

Could I use this one my painted kitchen cabinets? I used the BEHR Marquee enamel paint. Was also ...

Could I use this one my painted kitchen cabinets? I used the BEHR Marquee enamel paint. Was also wondering how the vertical surfaces would possible streak as it dried and lastly can this be wiped on?
Asked by: Robin
Hi Robin, thank you for reaching out! Our Varathane Water-Based Polyurethane may be applied over painted surfaces such as cabinets once the paint has cured. We recommend waiting 7-10 days to ensure that the paint has completely dried and cured. For the best results, we recommend applying the polyurethane using a high-quality, synthetic bristle brush. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2019-05-17

I applied this product over Varathane wood stain and it is scratching very easily. How many coats do I need?

This is an all wood kitchen table
Asked by: Julia
Glad to help out, Julia. A minimum of 4 coats is recommended for Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-based Ultimate Polyurethane to provide the right surface protection. To ensure proper drying and curing, it is also important to carefully follow the surface preparations instructions provided on the product label. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2019-05-13
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Customer Reviews

1 qt. Clear Matte Water-Based Interior Polyurethane is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 57.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bring back the Varathane Soft Touch!! I have always used the Varathane Soft Touch in Matte for every project in which I needed to use a sealer. It was always perfect and never gave me any issues when applying it. For whatever reason, Home Depot stopped carrying the Soft Touch in store so I bought this kind. NEVER AGAIN. It didn't matter how it was applied, what brush I used to apply it, or how much I stirred or shook it to mix it, it would CONSTANTLY leave little white globs all over. I found myself repeatedly having to pick them out and redo the spot, which caused some streaks. It starts getting gummy WAY too quickly, making it difficult to evenly apply to a larger surface area. I would rather pay more to have the Soft Touch delivered than ever use this stuff again. I gave it three stars because, once I finally got it applied correctly, it did have a relatively decent matte look and it has held up through normal usage, so, in the end it worked out but, it took way too much effort to make it work correctly.
Date published: 2019-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Is A Good Product I have used Varathane Crystal Clear water based polyurethane in the matte finish and had great results.You can apply it with a good quality brush, or a dense foam applicator pad. Just make sure you don't let it pool or drip any where, because it will yellow in those spots.It leaves a nice, soft sheen and it is very durable, but just like paint, it needs about 30 days to cure to its full hardness. If you're going to use it over an oil based stain, the stain should cure for about 72 hours before you apply it. if you wait long enough, you shouldn't have any issues. If you're using it over white paint on furniture that is prone to bleeding and you didn't apply a primer to block any bleeding, the topcoat will pull wood tannins and dyes to the surface. If you suspect your furniture may have bleed through issues, apply shellac or a shellac based primer before you paint. Top coats can be a bit tricky, but if you follow these guidelines, you shouldn't have any problems.
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Followed the instructions of the Varathane stain and poly to a T. A week after the last coat of p... Followed the instructions of the Varathane stain and poly to a T. A week after the last coat of poly was applied, it looked great but since its on a table it also has to hold up which is why the "superior scratch resistance" advertised on the can was so important to me. Well that's the part that couldnt be the farthes from the truth. To show how easily it scratches, I used my fingers on the bench surface and took a picture. Pretty comical except the I had to sand it all back down and start over. That is not comical.
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We used this on our 100-year old farm house refinished wood floors. We didn't want anything shiny... We used this on our 100-year old farm house refinished wood floors. We didn't want anything shiny so the true character of the floor could still be seen. After staining, we applied 2 coats (the instructions suggest 4+ coats) and it looks beautiful. We could have done 4+ coats but we were getting impatient to get back into our room. Great product & quick drying. Easy to apply with really no odor.
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When you apply it by brush it will look like it's not going to turn out well. However, after it d... When you apply it by brush it will look like it's not going to turn out well. However, after it dries, the brush strokes disappear and the finish is fantastic. Just lightly brush with the wood grain through any spots that may look like they are thick to remove any drops. This was applied over a wipe on stain on a pine door I also purchased from Homedepot.
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been using this for the last couple... I have been using this for the last couple of years. I always get the matte because it does have a natural sheen that gives it an initial glossy kind of appearance. The glossy is just too much. If Your item is left outside, you might have to retouch every second year.
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to apply. Goes on opaque, so one can see... Easy to apply. Goes on opaque, so one can see where one has applied it. Dries clear. Water clean up. Really *is* matte. Used another brand of “matte” recently and it ended up drying glossy. Did not want glossy in this application.
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Goes on milky and dries clear but it does not soak into the wood like bellman. However, it dries ... Goes on milky and dries clear but it does not soak into the wood like bellman. However, it dries very quickly and is very forgiving. I don't know how durable it will be.
Date published: 2019-03-19
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